At 2:00 AM, Monday, September 14, 2009 a blueberry cake died. It started off as a good cake, straight muffin mixed and true. The carrot cake recipe was pushed into service with heavy cream replacing yogurt and shortening for butter to make ends meet. Instead of carrots of most carrot cakes, this used blueberries, not the freshest but still a blueberry to be proud of. The batter was poured into a cake pan and the rest has been determined by forensic investigation:
- 1:12 – Cake batter enters oven, weighted down heavy with blueberries
- 1:27-The rise in interrupted by the opening of the door to the oven, causing a gust of cold air to blast the top of the cake.
- 1:30 – The top of the cake solidifies after exposure to cold air preventing the batter from rising properly.
- 1:38 – The sealed cake top breaks off from the rise of the rest of cake and makes a run for the bottom of the pan.
- 1:45 – Cake hits boiling point, berries boil and burst, releasing wave of moisture.
- 1:50 – Cake having just been hit by wave of blueberry burst-induced water vapor beings sagging as foam breaks due to new weight at the top.
- 1:59 – Cake top has descended, creating an almost perfect spongy square center like some sort of quadrilateral donut.
- 2:00 – Cake frosting is applied, begins to melt into the central compression where upon the center finally falls into madness.
- 2:05 – Cake death recorded, given to dog.
- 2:10 – Dog throws up outside.
- 2:12 – Cat wants in, confused by dog throwing up outside.
- 2:14 – Cat salvages cake by spending a solid 10 minutes licking the cream cheese package.
Time to wake up late, hit the bakery, find something nice, slip it into my cake tin and make it look shitty so people think I made it. I’ve only done this once before, I think people could tell, but they were nice and lied to me.